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University of South Wales

Strength and Conditioning

UCAS Code: 2HS2

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

A-Levels must include a relevant subject but exclude General Studies. Relevant subjects include Science, Mathematics, Physical Education or Psychology.

We require applicants to achieve a Pass overall in a relevant subject Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits equating to 15 Merits and 30 Passes.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

BTEC must be in a relevant subject

UCAS Tariff

64

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

The Certificate in Higher Education (Cert HE) is a one-year stand-alone course and is designed for students who do not quite meet the entry criteria to go directly onto year 1 of a named degree. Applicants who apply for a degree but who do not meet, or are predicted to meet, the entry criteria will automatically be considered for a Cert HE providing the degree offers a Cert HE route.

The Cert HE follows the same first year modules as the degree with the addition of a 10-credit core module called Enhancing Academic Success.
This aims to develop subject specific study skills to help support you in terms of workload, and the requirement for independent learning. Module assessment depends on the course but includes tutorials, practical classes and workshops, as well as directed and independent study.

You will study alongside students on year 1 of the degree and will progress onto year 2 with your classmates, providing you successfully complete the course.

The strength and conditioning course will be primarily delivered at the USW Sport Park which has a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning centre as well as a large sports hall, teaching rooms, performance analysis suite, outdoor pitches, 3G and all weather surface. Students can also access the specialist anatomy, physiology and biomechanics suites at the University’s Glyntaff campus.

Thanks to continued investment we have a new specialist centre for strength and conditioning with 12 lifting platforms and providing a high performance environment for aspiring athletes.

Our full-size indoor 3G pitch is built to the Fifa Pro standard and World Rugby 22 standard. It will guarantee training all year round for our rugby, football and coaching students. We are the only university in England and Wales to o?er this facility.

Our facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the Wales national football team and Cardiff City Football Club, as well as the touring New Zealand, South Africa and Australia rugby squads. This confirms the high quality of our equipment.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Health, Sport & Professional Practice

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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